David Bowie FAQ

David Bowie FAQ

David Bowie was one of the world’s most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that.

Author: Ian Chapman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051403

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 799

David Bowie was one of the world’s most famous rock stars. But, as David Bowie FAQ shows, he was also far more than that. After spending the latter part of the 1960s searching for the best medium through which to express his artistic aspirations—and trying out several performing arts in the process—he experienced fleeting but significant success in music with the top-ten UK hit “Space Oddity,” released at the time of the successful Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Subsequently he achieved true international fame in the early 1970s through playing the role of the androgynous alien rock-star Ziggy Stardust. From here he went on to a career that spanned five decades, exploring numerous artistic disciplines, challenging societal mores and conventions, and building a platform of constant change and reinvention. Whereas most rock stars would find a winning formula and rigidly stick to it to avoid alienating their fans, David Bowie made stylistic variation his cornerstone—an entirely new and model for rock stardom. But David Bowie was more than a rock star. Reflecting an approach to art that knew no boundaries, he also made his mark in movie acting, legitimate stage acting, and more. There was a unifying factor in all of the roles he played, regardless of medium, because even from childhood he’d felt himself to be an outsider, alienated and estranged. Bowie’s fans quickly recognized this quality in him, and it created a bond that went far beyond the usual star-fan relationship. Through David Bowie, fans found themselves able to accept their sense of difference as a positive thing rather than a negative one. David Bowie didn’t simply entertain people—he empowered them.
Categories: Music

David Bowie 2018 Rare Records Tapes Price Guide

David Bowie   2018 Rare Records   Tapes Price Guide

Newly revised and updated, the David Bowie 2018 Rare Records & Tapes Price Guide lists and values more than 500 different UK and US singles, 12-inch singles, LPs, picture discs, shaped vinyl, cassettes and cassingles, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel ...

Author: Tamsin Darke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387318322

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 896

Newly revised and updated, the David Bowie 2018 Rare Records & Tapes Price Guide lists and values more than 500 different UK and US singles, 12-inch singles, LPs, picture discs, shaped vinyl, cassettes and cassingles, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel tapes, promos, bootleg 45s, mini-discs and more. Arranged chronologically by release, each listing also features a checkbox to allow users to keep track of their collections, in an easy-to-transport 6x9 paperback format. Perfect for record fairs, swap meets, yard and boot sales, and more. Discographies are complete to October 2017, including the latest on the 40th Anniversary picture disc 45s and the Parlophone box sets.
Categories: Performing Arts

David Bowie

David Bowie

Updated and redesigned editions of the classic guides to the music of the worldâs best known acts.

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 1844494233

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 465

Updated and redesigned editions of the classic guides to the music of the worldâs best known acts. Written by experts, each book examines every song in a given artistâs recorded repertoire, making it an invaluable guide for collectors and fans alike.
Categories: Music

David Bowie The Music and The Changes

David Bowie  The Music and The Changes

David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is the ultimate guide to the music of the genius, fashion icon and near-mythical rock god.

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781783236176

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 468

David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is the ultimate guide to the music of the genius, fashion icon and near-mythical rock god. Author, David Buckley, was awarded a PhD on David Bowie so is best placed to guide you through an album by album and track by track exploration of this incredible man's incredible music. The Music and The Changes kicks off with a timeline of Bowie's life, from his humble beginnings to his early albums to conquering the charts in the 1970s and 1980s and cementing his status as one of rock and pop music's most admired artists and icons. The real highlight for fans and those just getting into Bowie is the album by album and track by track analysis of every single one of his albums, up to and including his most recent release 'The Next Day'. Wonderfully engrossing and incredibly detailed, this is indisputably the most complete analysis of Bowie's music ever published. Boasting release information, biography, historical details, full track listings and fascinating comments on individual tracks, David Bowie: The Music and The Changes is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to one of rock's most intriguing figures.
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David Bowie

David Bowie

This special edition of Roling Stone magazine celebrates the life and work of David Bowie. It includes essays from Bowie experts, full-page color photographs, and a complete album guide.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:960289023

Category: Actors

Page: 97

View: 337

This special edition of Roling Stone magazine celebrates the life and work of David Bowie. It includes essays from Bowie experts, full-page color photographs, and a complete album guide.
Categories: Actors

The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie

The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie

Shaped like a CD box, this book is designed to sit alongside a CD collection. The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of David Bowie.

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 0711953015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 887

Bringing the series to a total of 30 books, these are definitive guides to the music of some of the best-known acts in the world. Each book is written by a qualified expert in his field and seeks to examine every recorded song in each artist's catalogue to date. A consumer's critical guide to the music, enabling the reader to select the very best of an artist's repertoire before making a buying decision. Shaped like a CD box, these books are cleverly designed to sit neatly alongside the purchaser's exisiting CD collection.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bowie on Bowie

Bowie on Bowie

His books include Keith Richards on Keith Richards, The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones, The Mammoth Book of the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced.

Author: Sean Egan

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569769775

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 263

"David Bowie has always been a consummate mythmaker, and this fascinating anthology captures him at his most mysterious and mischievous, laying himself bare and building walls around himself in the same mercurial instant." —Peter Doggett, author of The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie & the '70s David Bowie has been one of pop music's greatest interviewees since January 1972, when he famously told Melody Maker he was gay. Although he wasn't yet a big star, it was a groundbreaking moment. And over the years, Bowie has failed to give an uninteresting interview. He has been honest, declining to be coy about his ambitions, his private life, and even his developing ennui. Bowie on Bowie presents some of the best interviews Bowie has granted in his near five-decade career. Each interview traces a new step in his unique journey, successively freezing him in time as young novelty hit-maker, hairy hippie, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, plastic soul player, fragile Germanic exile, godfather of the New Romantics, eighties sell-out, Tin Machinist, and, finally, permanently, artistically reborn beloved elder statesman of challenging popular music. Sean Egan has interviewed members of the Beatles, the Velvet Underground, the Who, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and many others. His books include Keith Richards on Keith Richards, The Rough Guide to the Rolling Stones, The Mammoth Book of the Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced.
Categories: Music

The Smiths FAQ

The Smiths FAQ

Morrissey shifted allegiances from Marc Bolan to David Bowie in the summer of 1972. After watching the latter on the television that June—replete with his ...

Author: John D. Luerssen

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495045967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 683

(FAQ). Revered and massively influential, the Smiths have been called the most important band of the fertile U.K. 1980s music scene. While the group was only active for five years (1982 to 1987), the cult of the Manchester-reared foursome has ballooned in the three decades since its dissolution. Despite a $75 million offer to reunite for a two month tour in 2007, Morrissey and Johnny Marr, the group's principals, refused, opting to leave their legend untainted. The Smiths have since influenced a who's who of alternative music, including Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, the Killers, Jeff Buckley, Pete Yorn, the Decemberists, and Oasis. Featuring a foreword by guitarist and "Fifth Smith" who played with the band in 1986, The Smiths FAQ traces the band's history with clarity and detail, illuminating such questions as Who were the Nosebleeds? Why did Morrissey shun the Ramones? Who were the Paris Valentinos? What was Cult guitarist Billy Duffy's connection to the band? How was Morrissey injured during the group's U.S. debut performance? What Smiths single paid homage to T. Rex?. John D. Luerssen (author of FAQ series titles about U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Nirvana) gathers the indispensable early facts, the legendary stories, and inimitable anecdotes that make this a must-own tome for all fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete David Bowie

The Complete David Bowie

THE ULTIMATE EDITION – EXPANDED AND UPDATED WITH MORE THAN 70,000 WORDS OF NEW MATERIAL Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every ...

Author: Nicholas Pegg

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785655333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 121

THE ULTIMATE EDITION – EXPANDED AND UPDATED WITH MORE THAN 70,000 WORDS OF NEW MATERIAL Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie’s work. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From his boyhood skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts’ Summer Camp, to the majesty of his final masterpiece Blackstar, every aspect of David Bowie’s extraordinary career is explored and dissected by Nicholas Pegg’s unrivalled combination of in-depth knowledge and penetrating insight. The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album. The Songs – hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities – from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Ziggy Stardust’, from ‘Abdulmajid’ to ‘Zion’. The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show. The Actor – a complete guide to Bowie’s career on stage and screen. Plus – the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the internet and much more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Black Sabbath FAQ

Black Sabbath FAQ

And I said, 'What happened to the David Bowie record? Space Oddity?' Because it was supposed to be a hit and it wasn't. And they said, 'We tried, ...

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617131134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 641

BLACK SABBATH FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ON THE FIRST NAME IN METAL
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ

The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ

The Rocky Horror Picture Show FAQ is the in-depth story of not only the legendary stage show and movie but of a unique period in theatrical history – in the movie's UK homeland as well as overseas.

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495063787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 737

SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE
Categories: Performing Arts

The David Bowie Song Guide

The David Bowie Song Guide

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie was regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.

Author: Robbie Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 1520598416

Category:

Page: 28

View: 178

David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie was regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and seven gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
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David Bowie Unofficial Records Valuation Guide 2020

David Bowie Unofficial Records Valuation Guide 2020

A fully illustrated price guide to buying and selling unofficial records by David Bowie.

Author: Michael Stimson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798665713311

Category:

Page: 165

View: 969

A fully illustrated price guide to buying and selling unofficial records by David Bowie.
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David Bowie

David Bowie

... to the top spot in the UK charts in 1993, though the album only peaked at number 39 in the US (Uncut: Ultimate Music Guide: David Bowie, 2011: 148). 6.

Author: Eoin Devereux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317754480

Category: Music

Page: 324

View: 736

David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope. The chapters are organised around the key themes of ‘textualities’, ‘psychologies’, ‘orientalisms’, ‘art and agency’ and ‘performing and influencing’ in Bowie’s work. This comprehensive book contributes a great deal to the study of popular music, performance, gender, religion, popular media and celebrity.
Categories: Music

The Freakiest Show

The Freakiest Show

An updated (2017) edition of this book is also available.

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530839106

Category:

Page: 250

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From Marilyn Manson to Morrissey, Bauhaus to Brett Smiley, Lulu to the London Symphony Orchestra, and Peter Gabriel to the Peckham Spastics Society, the untold history of David Bowie cover versions features over 1,200 listings, almost 300 reviews, and 30+ interviews. "The Freakiest Show" is a guide to every known David Bowie cover version recorded or performed since 1964, and updated to include the New York Music of David Bowie tributes in March/April 2016. Every Bowie album and single is recreated with the music of his fans, friends and admirers, from Kenny Miller in 1965 to Max Lorentz in 2016, with exclusive reviews and both new and archive interviews. The fully illustrated book also includes a full listing of every known cover, anonymous soundalikes, and a guide to every cover Bowie himself recorded or performed.
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Bowie s Bookshelf

Bowie s Bookshelf

How did the 100 books on this list influence one of the most influential artists of a generation? Heartfelt, analytical, and totally original, Bowie’s Bookshelf is one part epic reading guide and one part biography of a music legend.

Author: John O'Connell

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781982112547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 258

Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 12 biggest music memoirs this fall. “An artful and wildly enthralling path for Bowie fans in particular and book lovers in general.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The only art I’ll ever study is stuff that I can steal from.” ―David Bowie Three years before David Bowie died, he shared a list of 100 books that changed his life. His choices span fiction and nonfiction, literary and irreverent, and include timeless classics alongside eyebrow-raising obscurities. In 100 short essays, music journalist John O’Connell studies each book on Bowie’s list and contextualizes it in the artist’s life and work. How did the power imbued in a single suit of armor in The Iliad impact a man who loved costumes, shifting identity, and the siren song of the alter-ego? How did The Gnostic Gospels inform Bowie’s own hazy personal cosmology? How did the poems of T.S. Eliot and Frank O’Hara, the fiction of Vladimir Nabokov and Anthony Burgess, the comics of The Beano and The Viz, and the groundbreaking politics of James Baldwin influence Bowie’s lyrics, his sound, his artistic outlook? How did the 100 books on this list influence one of the most influential artists of a generation? Heartfelt, analytical, and totally original, Bowie’s Bookshelf is one part epic reading guide and one part biography of a music legend.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

David Bowie Rare Records Price Guide

David Bowie Rare Records Price Guide

Fully updated to December 2016. The ultimate guide to collecting David Bowie records and CDs.

Author: Tamsin Darke

Publisher:

ISBN: 1540759466

Category:

Page: 96

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Fully updated to December 2016. The ultimate guide to collecting David Bowie records and CDs. Volume Two - Albums 1967-2017 includes every release from "David Bowie" to "Blackstar," complete US and UK discographies with catalog numbers, varieties and up-to-date values. Includes LPs, compilations, 8-Tracks, cassettes, Reel-to-Reel, DCC and Mini Discs. Fully illustrated.
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Soccer FAQ

Soccer FAQ

... Left to Know About the Clubs, the Players, and the Rivalries Dave Thompson ... Number One Song in Heaven,” David Bowie's “Cat People” . . . and this.

Author: Dave Thompson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 453

(FAQ). Soccer FAQ is a fast, furious, and opinionated guide to the world's most popular game, an all-encompassing history that introduces readers to the biggest clubs, the greatest games, the finest players, and the fiercest rivalries. From Sunderland to Seattle, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Soccer FAQ delves into every aspect of the sport, tracing its development from a victorious Anglo-Saxon army kicking the heads of their fallen enemies around a field, to the multibillion-dollar industry of today-and every stop in between. Record breakers and giant killers alike file through the pages, illustrating the beautiful game as it is played at every level, from the World Cup Final to the village green, with fully updated commentary on all the world's major competitions, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

David Bowie The Last Interview

David Bowie  The Last Interview

In this remarkable collection, Bowie reveals the fierce intellectualism, artistry, and humor behind it all.

Author: David Bowie

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612195766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 692

The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same—the same as other trending artists, or even the same as himself. In this remarkable collection, Bowie reveals the fierce intellectualism, artistry, and humor behind it all. From his very first interview—as a teenager on the BBC, before he was even a musician—to his last, Bowie takes on the most probing questions, candidly discussing his sexuality, his drug usage, his sense of fashion, how he composed, and more. For fans still mourning his passing, as well as for those who know little about him, it's a revealing, interesting, and inspiring look at one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Zappa FAQ

Frank Zappa FAQ

It was also the same year the Doors debuted, as well as David Bowie, although few people took notice of the latter's first record.

Author: John Corcelli

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617136740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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FRANK ZAPPA FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FATHER OF INVENTION
Categories: Biography & Autobiography